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Truth and Order in Ionesco's Bald Soprano - Truth and Order in Ionesco's Bald Soprano       Any sense of order, of sense itself, is shattered and constantly questioned by Eugene Ionesco in his play "The Bald Soprano". A serious challenge is made against an absolute notion of truth. Characters throughout the play, however, continue to struggle to maintain and share a unified and orderly existence. Empiricism is espoused by several characters. They submit that life experience is all that is necessary to establish unshakable order and thus, truth....   [tags: Bald Soprano Essays]
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Time in Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Ionesco's The Bald Soprano - For a long period in the history of humans has time been used to sequence, or to measure the duration of events and intervals between them. Without time we are crippled; there would be no past, no present or no future - we would just be drifting around aimlessly with nothing to expect. Time adds a sense of order and helps us understand our existence a lot better as it helps us gain knowledge of the world around us. Beckett and Ionesco both understand time in the same way, and this is shown through their plays 'Waiting for Godot' and 'The Bald Soprano'....   [tags: Waiting For Godot Essays]
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Analyzing Tony Soprano´s Life and Personal Development in Relation with the Philosophical Format of Identity - In introducing someone most people use a format of giving the person’s name and some correlation of how they know them. In Italian culture; and more so, organized families, people are introduced as a friend of mine or a friend of ours. This is to establish the relationship to “The Family” and how they might be trusted. This does not allow for one’s own identity, but only for their association to, or not to, an affiliation. A person’s autonomy is then lost and only their social identity is known....   [tags: The Sopranos, identity, Ethics of Identity, Appiah]
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The Bald Cypress - The bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) is an ancient and unique tree that is usually associated with the southern states because of its abundance in swampy regions. “Remains of prehistoric forests show that millions of years ago [bald cypress] grew in abundance within the Arctic Circle; because of changes in the climate, it was driven south. The bald cypress found its way to the eastern and southern coast lands” (Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, 2002). On May 26, 196, the bald cypress was officially proclaimed the Louisiana state tree....   [tags: environment, tree]
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The Coq Gaulois versus The Bald Eagle - Healthcare system analysis The Coq Gaulois versus the Bald Eagle When talking about healthcare systems there are a few factors that we should consider essential in defining the experience; Personal payment, choice of doctor and freedom of practice American and French healthcare systems share to some degree a few fundamental principles like giving patients the freedom to choose their physician, and although the expenditures are different, both systems have a plan where employers and employees pay towards the cost....   [tags: Healthcare]
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The Bald Eagle as an Endangered Species - The Bald Eagle as an Endangered Species The bald eagle is the most well known endangered species because it is the nation's symbol. It is suppose to stand for freedom and the American way, but if we allow the bald eagle to become extinct how can we let something that doesn't exist anymore stand for freedom and the American way. Being the symbol of the nation, the bald eagle was put on the endangered species list faster than most species. When the bald eagle reached its low point in the 1960's (400 pairs), it was put on the endangered species list....   [tags: science] 1332 words
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Bald Eagles: Interesting Animals - Bald Eagle Bald eagles are interesting animals. Bald eagles contain, symbolism, endangered, and outstanding physical abilities. Two types of baled eagles: Haliaeetus Leucocephalus Leucocephalus, found in southern parts of North America, Haliaeetus leucocephalus alascanus, founding northern locations of North America. Because of discovering bald eagle species in disordered locations people have discontinued divisions of spices among bald eagles. Differences in color have been found in matured and juvenile bald eagles....   [tags: essays research papers] 558 words
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The American Bald Eagle - I chose the American bald eagle because it is one of the fastest and strongest species of eagles. It is the national symbol. The Congress adopted it as the national symbol in 1782. I think it was adopted as the national bird of the United States because the Roman soldiers used the eagle as a symbol of courage and power. In the early 1800's, Americans called the Bald Eagle, the American eagle. Here is some of the biology of the Bald Eagle. Bald Eagles do a very good job at their part in the food web....   [tags: essays research papers] 612 words
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The Bald Eagle Community - The bald eagle was finally adopted as the emblem of the United States in 1787 because "its long life, great strength, and majestic looks, and also because it was then believed to exist only on this continent." The bald eagle has survived for many years. It was almost lost at one point, and finally now is on its way back and the numbers are rising thanks to many efforts by various foundations. The Bald Eagle is more than a just a bird like every other species it too has a special part in keeping the food chain going....   [tags: essays research papers] 715 words
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A Comparison of Respiratory Systems in Sea Lions, Cobras, and Bald Eagles - The respiratory system is the system for taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide in organisms. The respiratory systems of California sea lions, king cobras, and bald eagles have a few similarities and differences, but they all allow the intake of oxygen for each organism. The California sea lion is a pinniped. A pinniped is a carnivorous aquatic mammal of the order Pinnipedia. Sea lions, like all other pinnipeds, have nostrils that they can voluntarily close while diving in the water. Inside the nose of a sea lion are bones called turbinate bones....   [tags: oxygen, lungs, trachea] 610 words
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American Symbolism and Mythology - In America we have created our own types of myths and our founding fathers have left us meaning in our nations symbols. The knowledge of biblical and Greek/ Latin literature has been dropped from our education. This is causing a great gap of unknown knowledge about mythological information. The same knowledge helped build ancient civilizations and guide people. (1) People are not actually seeking the meaning of life, but the experience of being alive. Myths are clues to help experience the spiritual capabilities of life....   [tags: bald eagle, pyramid]
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Tony's Dreams in The Sopranos - Tony's Dreams in The Sopranos Intro Television has always tried to provide a true representation of the human condition. This is evident in the emergence of reality shows, shows based on true stories, and very realistic fiction. The sopranos is one of the few fictional shows that faithfully simulate the situations it tries to recreate. The sopranos is a show on HBO about Tony Soprano and his life in the mob. The show, created by David chase, shows immense Freudian influence in many scenes involving psychotherapy, Freudian theories, symbolism and dreams....   [tags: Sopranos Show TV Psychoanalysis Essays] 1524 words
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The Optimal Gauge of the Absurd - Robert Fenhagen’s Beautiful People is a very short (I would say concise) story that is not concerned at all with beautiful people. Nor is it an essay on beauty, and what beauty may mean to different (beautiful) people, as seen (and perceived) from different (possibly beautiful) angles. It is rather a minimalist piece of absurd literature that is about beautiful people as much as Eugène Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano (La cantatrice chauve) is about bald sopranos. Truth be told, both beautiful people and bald sopranos (and their equally juxtaposable positions) are only pretexts for the setting in of the absurd in a kind of literature that is absurd only inasmuch as its absurdness does not become a...   [tags: Literary Analysis] 855 words
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The Sopranos - The Sopranos The media and specifically television portray Italian Americans as criminals or people of power in the illegal world. Television portrays their ethnicity on a stereotypical background that most people have come to know as truth. There is a show on cable called the Sopranos. This show is a depiction of the New Jersey mafia and how it handles it's day to day operations. The show's creators and writers have put together a wonderful exaggeration of how the New Jersey organized crime families live....   [tags: Papers] 509 words
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Sopranos and the Perpetuated Mafiosi Image - The Sopranos and the Perpetuated Mafiosi Image A life of organized crime, fancy cars, machine guns, beautiful women, money, power and family; these are the images that have perpetuated the associations of Italian-Americans with the Mafia in film and television for decades. It is in this traditional Godfather fashion that the HBO hit series The Sopranos continues to perpetuate this stereotypical image into the 21st century. From classic films like The Godfather and Goodfellas, to miniseries events like Bella Mafia and The Last Don, to the dramatic series The Sopranos, Italian-Americans have traditionally been portrayed as gangsters and mobsters and have been seen living the lives of organiz...   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Allegory in Edward Albee's The American Dream - Allegory in Edward Albee's The American Dream Our understanding of Edward Albee's achievement in The American Dream (1960) has come a long way since 1961 when Martin Esslin hailed it as a "brilliant first example of an American contribution to the Theatre of the Absurd"1 and 1966 when Nicholas Canaday, Jr. labeled it America's "best example of what has come to be known as 'the theatre of the absurd.'"2 The shrewdest assessment of absurdism in Albee is by Brian Way, who shows convincingly that, although Albee has successfully mastered the techniques of theatrical absurdism, he has nevertheless shied away from embracing the metaphysics that the style implies.3 That is, Albee knows that Thea...   [tags: Edward Albee American Dream Essays]
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A Theater of My Own - A Theater of My Own My grandmother, Annie was a seanchai, an Irish storyteller. She was the only great actor I have known intimately. Her stage was the kitchen of her cottage in the West of Ireland and her stories were about her friends and neighbors. She recreated their trials and triumphs and with her talent for mimicry accorded each a speaking part. Her one woman show held me spellbound. She commanded my tears and fits of laughter depending on the content of her story or dictated by a whim....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 978 words
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Television's Affect on the Viewers - “I find myself sympathizing with him: when he is depressed, I pity him; when he is wronged, I feel anger toward those who have betrayed him; and when he is successful, I share in his happiness”(Harold, 296). Tony Soprano is a bad man. He kills people, orders others to kill people, and threatens people on a daily basis; yet somehow we still like him and feel like we can relate to him. While watching a show like The Sopranos, sometimes we question ourselves, is there anything morally wrong with caring about Tony Soprano when we know he is a bad person....   [tags: the sopranos, sympathy, revenge] 622 words
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Relationship Analysis in Henrik Ibsen´s A Doll´s House and the TV Program "The Sopranos" - And here Pygmalion, old sculptor of heathen times now passed, flames of frosted fires that cast the black light upon the shadows of a starless night. For in his scalding pit where once was heart, burns the curded kindling of perverse pleasures and impious passions. He toils at his foul forge, and there in the blistering bowels of Earth's volcanic throats, in the snarling jaws of his flaming furnace, there stands the lustful sculptor Pygmalion's greatest labour: there stands a woman. Though a sculpture, she effortlessly bleeds sensuality in every carved tendon, the polished pinnacle of a chiseled beauty....   [tags: Power, Marriage, Inequality]
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The Story of Juana’s Musical Life - Once upon a time there lived a girl named Juana Corio. Her mom had decided long before she was born that all of her children would play piano, so as soon as Juana started kindergarten, her piano lessons started as well. Being a very enthusiastic 5-year-old, Juana enjoyed the first several weeks of practice. Then it began to be monotonous. For the next 5 years, she despised playing the piano with all her heart. Most of her lessons were spent sitting on the piano bench next to her mom crying tears of frustration until she couldn’t even read the music....   [tags: personal narrative] 1860 words
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Why There is no Model Family? - “Family Aint Shit”: Why There is no Model Family A picture that pops into mind when one thinks of the term “family”: Mother prepares dinner, Father comes home from a hard day’s work, and the children walk into the house from school. The group sits at the dinner table and discusses the day’s activities with a genuine smile on their faces. Everything for this family is perfect. This example is just a traditional family portrait and is far from the reality of many modern families. It is so far from reality that the entire definition of “family” can be skewed into whatever subjective opinion one wants....   [tags: Family Psychology, Family Values ]
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Woodwind Instrument: A Clarinet - A clarinet is a woodwind instrument. Most clarinets are made of wood. The instrument consists of a tube with a mouthpiece at one end and a bell-shaped opening at the other end. A clarinet has open tone holes and other holes covered by small metal levers called keys. The musician places his or her fingertips on the holes and keys and blows on a flat cane reed attached to the mouthpiece. The reed vibrates, producing a full, rich tone. The musician plays different notes by covering or uncovering various holes....   [tags: mouthpiece, air, tube] 521 words
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The Role Of the Castrati in the Baroque Era - The Role Of the Castrati in the Baroque Era When it comes to music history, the Castrati are one of the most important and debated topics. The Castrati were men (in Italian opera) that had been castrated during puberty to stop a flow of hormones, causing them to have the voice of a soprano woman, but the vocal power of an older, full-grown man. A general estimate said that four thousand boys a year were castrated in Italy. Some Castrati tried to make it in church choirs (which often gave them almost nothing of monetary value), most chose the opera route....   [tags: farinelli, pacchierotti, opera]
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The Life of Amazing Opera Singers - The Life of amazing Opera Singers Opera originated in Italy in the early 1500’s. It gained popularity in the Baroque period when people began experimenting new and different sounds with their voices. Opera is very dramatic work and you must have a really great voice to be considered as an Opera singer. Operas are usually performed in Opera houses and are accompanied by different instruments/ orchestra. It started off in Italy and soon became used all over the world. In the 1800s, Italian Opera soon began to take over all of Europe....   [tags: Beverly Sill, Kathleen Battle, Samuel Ramey]
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The Postmorbid Condition by Vivian Sobchack - ... Sobchack also states that meaningless violence, or violence with no significance is not only prevalent in film, but in everyday life as well. 4. Irony and Satire do contribute to the desensitizing of audiences due to the fact that the meaning of violence is completely abandoned and viewers see only the comedic side of the scene. For example, in Pulp Fiction Jules recites from the Bible before killing his victim, completely turning the attention of viewers from the meaning of the young man’s impending death, and in the scene entitled “The Bonnie Situation,” the cleanup of the killing is focused on more than the senseless, meaningless act itself....   [tags: essay analysis]
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Pop Style: Live Concert Performance Analysis - The live concert performance that I attended was the Dana Concert Series Presents: Faculty and Guest Artist Recital at the The College of Creative Arts and Communication. The venue was Bliss Recital Hall. The recital included the faculty performers, Dr. James Umble on saxophone and Dr. Glenn Schaft on vibraphone. The guest artists from the Cleveland Orchestra, were Art Klima on viola, Stephen Warner on violin, Carolyn Warner on piano, and Richard Weiner on percussion. Modern and Late Romantic style music was the theme of the live performance....   [tags: music, late romantic style, debussy]
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The Music That Comes from Instruments - ... This helped him in the creation of the Saxophone. “Sax noticed that the brasses were overpowering the woodwinds, and the winds were overpowering the strings. He saw the need to come up with a new instrument that would create some form of balance between the three sections (brass, woodwinds and strings). The sound that he was seeking would lie between the clarinet's woodwind sound, and the trumpet's brass tone. Sax combined the body of a brass instrument and the mouthpiece of a woodwind instrument, and the saxophone was born ("The History Of The Saxophone").” Personally I find that this instrument is very unique and obtains a beautiful quality of sound....   [tags: violin, saxophone, accordian, express, sound] 928 words
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Being a Choral Director for Adolescents - 1. What are the personal characteristics needed to be a choral director for adolescents. Choral directors of adolescents need to be flexible and quick thinking. These teachers must combine the interpersonal skills of a counselor with the loving concern of a parent. The most important quality that these teachers need to have is a passion and love for kids. Often teachers do not have the temperament to teach younger adolescents and prefer to work with senior high students. Teachers of younger adolescents are important because they demand respect from their students and help to guide their students through many times some traumatic years....   [tags: Choral Director] 765 words
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Analysis of the Play Candide - ... At the end of the battle when everyone is dead and there is nothing left the music is sad and somber and it has a piano sound and grave tempo, which reflects the mood of Candide when he finds that Cunegonde is dead. During a later part of Scene Two when the cast is dancing the movements match the music, they appeared to be doing the Waltz, so the music had abrupt changes. In Scene Three: Cadiz, the orchestra plays some sad and somber music at the beginning. As the scene progresses the music goes from dark and dismal to happy and cheerful....   [tags: school, voice, music, reflects] 1049 words
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Agreeing With Russell's Analyses of Sentences and Refuting Strawson's Objection - Introduction In this paper I will argue that Russell's analyses of sentences is successful and that the objection brought by Strawson can be refuted. Russell’s theory of definite descriptions contains a significant insight in that Russell’s view that what appears to be referential propositions are in fact quantificational is correct. Russell's theory of definite descriptions Russell propounds two theses, one about names and the other about definite descriptions. This paper deals with Russell's analysis of definite descriptions, 'the F', and his theory of their proper logical analysis....   [tags: Definite Descriptions, Object-Dependent]
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Conquering North Carolina's Endangered Aves - Conquering North Carolina’s Endangered Aves North Carolina has nine birds that are listed as FE, Federally Endangered, and five birds that are listed as FT, Federally Threatened (Protected). Endangered species are in danger of becoming extinct, whereas threatened species are likely to become endangered (What). The Wood Stork, Ivory-billed Woodpecker, Bewick’s Wren, and American Peregrine Falcon consist of four of the nine FE birds. Of the five FT birds in North Carolina, two of them are the Bald Eagle and the Northern Saw-whet Owl (Protected)....   [tags: habitat destruction, hunting, poaching]
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Così Fan Tutte - Così Fan Tutte, ossia La scuola degli amanti, or more familiarly known as Così Fan Tutte, is one of Mozart’s last operas, translated as “Women are all alike, or The School of Lovers.” Being named as such, the principal theme of this opera is the fickleness and infidelity of women. The libretto of this piece was written by Lorenzo da Ponte, who was also the librettist for Don Giovanni and La nozze de Figaro, two other renowned operas of Mozart’s.1 This opera was first performed in Vienna at the Burgtheater, on January 26th, 1790.2 Though the exact origin of the story Ponte based his libretto on is unclear, many people at the time believed that the story was based on a scandal in Emperor Josep...   [tags: Musical Analysis ]
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Bel Canto by Anne Patchett - In this novel Roxanne is a famous soprano opera singer from Chicago. Bel Canto, one of the main characters that I chose to study was Roxane Coss. Roxanne is a famous soprano opera singer from Chicago. I chose her because I believe that she is one of few main characters who made the biggest change of values throughout the novel. The tenor/vehicle that I used for Roxane is “A diva is a jeweled scarf, rich yet soft and flowing”. I chose a diva for my tenor because that sums up Roxane’s personality as a character throughout the novel....   [tags: story and character analysis] 864 words
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Esther, by George Frideric Handel - ... This opportunity provides him ability to travel and he spends quite some time in London, composing opera, particularly the work, Rinaldo. Eventually, his London success costs him his post in Hanover, yet catches the eye of a new patron: Queen Anne of England. While at this post, he has various opera successes, such as Tamerlano. He also founds the Royal Academy of Music to further the performance of Italian opera. Yet after this, his success in opera begins to diminish. In 1732, these failures drive Handel to begin work in oratorio....   [tags: musical elements, dramatic expression] 1400 words
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Claudio Monteverdi vs. Domenico Scarlatti - A comparison of two major Baroque composers: Claudio Monteverdi and Domenico Scarlatti The purpose of this paper is to analyze two psalms by Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi (1567-1643) and Giovanni Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) and compare and contrast the two pieces to find out how music changed throughout the Baroque period. While historians grouped music of the Baroque period together based on certain characteristics, the music did not remain the same throughout the period, as it would not for any other musical time period....   [tags: Baroque Composers] 1045 words
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The Current Issues Involving Wind Farms and Wildlife - Introduction and Background: Wind energy has been one of the greatest developments in the field of renewable energy in the last several years. Wind farms, based off of energy production facts, are pivotal in our society, to the continued push to reduce fossil fuel usage and greenhouse gas emissions. To the untrained eye, they seem as though they are too good to be true; a cheaper form of energy that also emits less pollution than traditional forms of energy production (find a source for this) sounds perfect, right....   [tags: wind energy, renewable energy]
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Bel Canto Singing Style - While the term “bel canto” is a rather loose term, Celletti’s words seem to sum up what bel canto was generally about. The Italian term translated to “beautiful singing,” developed in the late seventeenth century, where it became a technique used to create a beautiful sound as opposed to the imitation of instruments by the voice. It was also intended to set virtuoso singers apart from amateur and choral singers, which resulted in a new kind of vocal expression. Giulio Caccini, a member of the Florentine Camerata, was one of the theorists to advise against imitation of instruments by the voice....   [tags: voice, music, italian] 1037 words
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The Origin, Influence, and Musical Technicalities of The Saxophone. - Although I have just embarked on the journey of learning to play the saxophone,I am very intrigued by it’s history and musical origin. The saxophone is simply an amazing instrument with so many different kinds and variations of it, and so many musical genres it is able to play. The saxophone can produce soft angelic tones, or hard hitting jazz numbers, basically anything you want to hear the saxophone, and it’s player are able to provide you with. Upon such a versatile instrument there are so many endless possibilities and I am here to share with you some of the most amazing and chalenging things about the Saxophone....   [tags: Brass Instrument, Jazz Musicians]
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The Origin, Influence and Music Technicalities of the Saxophone - Although I have just embarked on the journey of learning to play the saxophone. I am very intrigued by it’s history and musical origin. The saxophone is simply an amazing instrument with so many different kinds and variations of it, and so many musical genres it is able to play. The saxophone can produce soft angelic tones, or hard hitting jazz numbers, basically anything you want to hear the saxophone, and it’s player are able to provide you with. Upon such a versatile instrument there are so many endless possibilities and I am here to share with you some of the most amazing and changeling things about the Saxophone....   [tags: brass musical instruments] 1731 words
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